Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIAOMB (What I Ate On My Birthday)

Thanks so much for the birthday love! It was a fun day. Nothing too big - my mom and I just went to the zoo for a bit and had then ate cake!

Birthday zoo outfit. Excuse the bathroom pic.
I got this little guy from my sister:

I love wooly mammoths - if they ever end up cloning them I want one!!
And a dress from my mom which I'll have to post a picture of soon.

So since this is WIAW I though I'd show you what I ate yesterday for my birthday.



Almond Joy Oats - oats made w/ coconut milk and water, almond extract, unsweetened coconut, flaxseed, topped with chocolate yogurt. You can see a half eaten banana in the background too, hehe.

Huge salad w/ cucumber, radishes, blue cheese, tomatoes, olives, eggplant spread, and olive oil/vinegar dressing. Unpictured hummus and pretzels were also consumed.
Meatloaf sandwich on flatbread, kale/mushroom chips and fruit salad w/ whipped cream.
And of course:

It was (well, still is - we still have some left) a Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake with Caramel Rum Frosting. From my new favorite treat baking book, Baked by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito  The key ingredient in both the cake and the frosting is the Burnt Sugar Liquid which you make by caramelizing the sugar and adding cream, coconut milk, and lemon juice.
The cake itself is really moist and dense and I love the crunchyish crust with the soft interior. Funny story about the frosting though. The directions say to just put all the ingredients (Burnt Sugar Liquid, powdered sugar, butter, rum) in the food processor and then blend. But ours turned out really runny and looked nothing like the picture even after we added extra powdered sugar to try and firm it up. It also started to separate and look almost curdled - maybe because of the rum or lemon juice? We also had to use light coconut milk because that's all we could find, so maybe that had something to do with it too. It still tastes amazing though, but doesn't look very pretty!

I hope your all making it through the week okay. I have exactly one week til school starts again so I'm enjoying every last second. Hugs!!


  1. Yay!!!!!! :) :) Glad your birthday has been wonderful!

  2. ooo that cake looks luscious!!

  3. Your birthday eats look delicious!

  4. yay! what a fun birthday! delicious eats too!! I love the fruit salad with whipped cream action, and MY OH My, I would loveeeeeeeee to have some cake!! :)

  5. Your oats look so yummy! I totally need to try making oats with coconut milk sometime - they look like the bomb! :)

  6. Awww sounds fabulous my darling <3

  7. That cake looks amazing! Happy belated bday <3